Pauline's Place has moved into their new home, the organization said in a news release issued today.
The shelter, which provides emergency shelter for youth (male ages 16-17, female ages 16-21), women and families, was formerly located at 923 Queen St. E.
It is now operating out of the former Steelton Seniors Centre at 235 Wellington St. W.
The new shelter location continues to provide capacity for seven emergency beds for youth, 12 emergency beds for women, two emergency units for families, two accessible units and six overflow beds.
“Through the provision of emergency housing, referral and outreach services, Pauline’s Place assists and supports clients with securing and maintaining permanent housing,” said Pauline’s Place executive director Anne Penney in the release.
“Using a non-judgmental and coordinated approach to service delivery, we work closely with community resources to provide support and advocacy through public awareness of the causes of homelessness and those at risk,” adds Penney.
Because the centre receives no core funding, donations are a key part of keeping it going, as well as partial funding (year by year) from the District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board, grants and fundraising.
A volunteer Board of Directors governs Pauline’s Place.
Currently, the centre is accepting monetary donations, food, personal hygiene supplies, towels, linens, and blankets. Donations can be made by calling 705-759-4663.